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  • Miss. Vanessa Ruesch

    Vanessa Ruesch has been the Band Director at Bradley Central since 2016. She teaches Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band, along with daily group and individual lessons. Prior to teaching at Bradley Central, she was the Band Director at the local parochial schools (BMCHS, MBVM, ACA, St. Paul's and St. Joseph) for five years. Vanessa is a proud alumni of Eastern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Vanessa also received her Masters of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music.

    Outside of the normal school day, Vanessa Ruesch participates in many community ensembles including River Valley Wind Ensemble, Theatiki Fife and Drum Corps, St. Paul's Bell Choir, ONU Adult Percussion Ensemble, and The Best We Can Do Band. She also teaches Knit 101 and Crochet 101 at a local yarn store.